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Andrews VTF welcomes new veterinarian July 6, 2007 — As we all know, the coming of summer brings the season of the Permanent Change of Station. During this PCS season, the Andrews Veterinary Treatment Facility gives well wishes to Army Capt. Albert R. Olexia, our current base veterinarian, as he PCSs to an overseas assignment. While his assignment to Sinai, Egypt will be an exciting one, we are sure MORE

79 MDOS: Cancer screening saves lives July 6, 2007 — Cancer is one of the words patients fear most, and for good reason. Nearly half of men, and one third of women, will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. But despite advances in cancer treatment, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the Unites States. Cancer screening remains one of the most important factors in fighting MORE

Trooper talks highway safety July 6, 2007 — A Maryland state trooper gave a highway safety briefing to service members gathered in the Andrews base theater Friday. Blending humor with facts and honesty, the trooper gave helpful tips that are useful for the 101 critical days of summer, as well as the rest of the year. The state trooper, Cpl. Anthony Washington, suggested getting at least MORE

Wounded NCO's will to fly remains undaunted June 29, 2007 — An Andrews Air Force Base Airman remains committed to the Air Force and his love of flying even after being shot down over Iraq and nearly losing an eye. Life was good for Tech Sgt. Christian MacKenzie for nearly 10 years as he served in his dream job as a special operations flight engineer aboard an MH-53 Pave Low helicopter. Since his boyhood in MORE

Andrews Boy Scout earns highest honor June 28, 2007 — Shaun Ladd, 15, a member of Andrews Boy Scout Troop 404, recently received the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting's highest achievement. It took him only four years to earn the rank. The award is a performance-based achievement whose standards have been well-maintained over the years. Not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank; MORE

Health Affairs secretary visits Andrews June 28, 2007 — The Honorable S. Ward Casscells, M.D., the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, visited wounded troops returning from overseas to Andrews Tuesday. Dr. Casscells was given a brief tour of Malcolm Grow Medical Center's Aeromedical Staging Flight by Brig. Gen. Gar. S. Graham, the 79th Medical Wing commander, before meeting with the MORE

Airborne Laser aircraft slated to provide missile defense June 28, 2007 — A typical-looking 747 aircraft on the flight line here June 21 - distinguishable from other 747s only by its glass, bulb-shaped nose - could one day be the silver bullet that shoots ballistic missiles out of the sky. But what's revolutionary about the prototype Airborne Laser aircraft, which arrived June 21 after its first nonstop cross-country MORE

Singing sensation visit June 27, 2007MORE